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Old 01-27-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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I have small fiber neuropthy diagnosed from 2nd neuro 1st doc said large fiber different emg results from them my new doc says its the option of the dr doing emg? Pain started in feet 13 years ago now spreading up legs and hips loosing balance crushing feeling in feet and severe leg weakness all of this increased so much in a years time. Hands going numb had groin hernia surgery almost 2 years ago, since then every thing going down hill was on and off gabapentin neurotin and cymbalta weaned off nothing working and now have difficulty thinking and memory problems . Any suggestions dr wants another MRI of thoriac and lumbar spine I say why not cervical spine , also after surgery have bowel and bladder problems anything would be appreciated . Thanks

 
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I usually post on the Back board, but occasionally look in here. I thought I had PN for at least five years before I developed a diagnosible spine problem. Then, a few years after that, it was discovered that I probably never had PN...that the problems I was having were causing by a compressed spinal nerve.

As I understand it, small-fiber neuropathy cannot be diagnosed by nerve conduction or needle EMG studies, which can only measure the gross activity of the larger myelinated nerves. But, Quantitative Sensory Testing is designed to provide measures of small-fiber nerve responsivity, by noting if you one can percieve temperature differences, and warm/cold induced pain--it's the small, unmyelinated fibers that are the ones that sense pain and temperature.)

Have you ever had spine problems? Some of your symptoms sound like they could be coming from one or more compressed nerves either in the lumbar or cervical area.

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:34 PM   #3
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I usually post on the Back board, but occasionally look in here. I thought I had PN for at least five years before I developed a diagnosible spine problem. Then, a few years after that, it was discovered that I probably never had PN...that the problems I was having were causing by a compressed spinal nerve.

As I understand it, small-fiber neuropathy cannot be diagnosed by nerve conduction or needle EMG studies, which can only measure the gross activity of the larger myelinated nerves. But, Quantitative Sensory Testing is designed to provide measures of small-fiber nerve responsivity, by noting if you one can percieve temperature differences, and warm/cold induced pain--it's the small, unmyelinated fibers that are the ones that sense pain and temperature.)

Have you ever had spine problems? Some of your symptoms sound like they could be coming from one or more compressed nerves either in the lumbar or cervical area.

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:39 PM   #4
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Yes I have spinal stenolisois l5s1 and had a skin punch that says I have small fiber neuropthy. Doc thinks my problems arn't bad. Can't figure him out.

 
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